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Add some user options to Auto Scheduler

I like the Auto-Scheduler concept – I try to only post to our social network accounts about 3 times a day, however, and my first two “auto-scheduled” posts have been scheduled to go up within 45 minutes of each other.

Perhaps a customized setting where a user can specify a minimum time period between postings?

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    TomTom shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    John-Pierre CornelissenJohn-Pierre Cornelissen shared a merged idea: Autoschedule without scheduling on an actual date & time  ·   · 
    MatthijsMatthijs shared a merged idea: Schedule tweet based on when specific twitter account tweets or hashtag is used  ·   · 
    Nathaniel CassidyNathaniel Cassidy shared a merged idea: Allow auto schedule settings per profile / account rather than per user  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add a "from" and "to" date in Auto Scheduler.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: A way to have autoschedule preferences different per Social Networks account ? Especially controlling the number of messages per day.  ·   · 
    Marneen ZahaviMarneen Zahavi shared a merged idea: Autoscheduling for future date  ·   · 
    Ryan M. ChoateRyan M. Choate shared a merged idea: Allow for auto scheduling options to be set per social network.  ·   · 
    AriAri shared a merged idea: Autoschedule on a specific future date  ·   · 
    Michael RandallMichael Randall shared a merged idea: Auto-scheduling a certain number of posts per day or week  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: allow autos scheduling for a specific date. This would be helpful when scheduling posts in advance.  ·   · 
    MartinMartin shared a merged idea: Make Auto-schedule let you select a day, and it select the best time.  ·   · 
    Anne BenissanAnne Benissan shared a merged idea: autoschedule with the option to choose the date  ·   · 
    PP shared a merged idea: auto schedule on my schedule  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Using the Auto-scheduler, if you could designate time blocks that your posts would be scheduled to go out in (hour blocks, day blocks, etc)  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: create a queue system for autoscheduled posts  ·   · 
    GerhardGerhard shared a merged idea: add timeframes to the autoscheduler and make sure messages go out during primetime for the different social media  ·   · 
    Katharina LewaldKatharina Lewald shared a merged idea: to implement the opportunity to let the "Autoplanung" only post between e.g. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  ·   · 
    Lars KrollLars Kroll shared a merged idea: More functions for Auto-Shedule  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Customize "AutoSchedule" to allow for individualized sending schedule.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Show date/time a Hootlet auto-scheduled post is scheduled for  ·   · 
    TerrynTerryn shared a merged idea: make it possible to set the maximum number of updates to be scheduled each day for each social media platform.  ·   · 
    Kim SieverKim Siever shared a merged idea: Exclude days from Autoschedule  ·   · 
    StevenSteven shared a merged idea: have a way to set autoschedule days and times I would love to be able to auto schedule just between the hours of 8am and 7pm monday through  ·   · 
    Jamie WightwickJamie Wightwick shared a merged idea: Enable autoscheduling for a particular date in the future, not just on the same day.  ·   · 
    Robert SmithRobert Smith shared a merged idea: I'd like a feature to tell autoschedule how many tweets to send in a day.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Allow google plus page to be managed from mobile app as well. Secondly please put an option where auto schedule is every 1 hour.  ·   · 
    Courtney HeardCourtney Heard shared a merged idea: Need to be able to limit the amount the autoscheduler posts per day.  ·   · 
    LaurenLauren shared a merged idea: I would like the ability to auto schedule on specific days ...  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: give the ability to auto schedule on a particular date. I regularly setup a series of posts in the lead up to a promotion but I can only aut  ·   · 
    Booya BibleBooya Bible shared a merged idea: The Autoscheduler is awesome but it posts way too many times a day. I suggest three settings. High, medium, and low post volume per day.  ·   · 
    Jessica Jessica shared a merged idea: with the autoschedule feature, if a user continuously adds new Tweets, the timing get's reconsidered automatically  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Hour presets  ·   · 
    Lissa JohnstonLissa Johnston shared a merged idea: make the shading on the AM and PM in the scheduler a little more distinctive to better indicate which one is selected.  ·   · 
    JohnJohn shared a merged idea: Allow user determined timeframes to be set for auto schedule  ·   · 
    Scott Le RoyScott Le Roy shared a merged idea: Allow Post/ Tweets to be randomly sent out over time  ·   · 
    CJ MinottCJ Minott shared a merged idea: Have a Future AutoScheduler  ·   · 
    Joe SweeneyJoe Sweeney shared a merged idea: Date range for autoscheduling.  ·   · 
    Spearhead MultimediaSpearhead Multimedia shared a merged idea: Auto scheduling posts days in advance.  ·   · 
    kevinkevin shared a merged idea: Schedule limit option  ·   · 
    Fabricio ContrerasFabricio Contreras shared a merged idea: The autoschedule should has a time range  ·   · 
    MegBMegB shared a merged idea: Choosing the *date* of my autopost  ·   · 
    Paul JenningsPaul Jennings shared a merged idea: autoschedule to tweet a specific person(s) after they tweet so you can optimise them seeing it & find out the time they are usually online  ·   · 
    Sid SidnerSid Sidner shared a merged idea: offer auto-scheduling configuration like  ·   · 
    OlmaOlma shared a merged idea: Have a cap on auto schedule  ·   · 
    Will MooreWill Moore shared a merged idea: Daily limit for autoscheduled posts  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Refine optimum send times so that you can specify 1 FB post per day 3 Twitter posts per day etc. for each account  ·   · 
    Jessica WiserJessica Wiser shared a merged idea: Can we schedule a post within a certain time frame? Ex: schedule 1 for optimum time Mon, another for Tues?  ·   · 
    Richie SiegelRichie Siegel shared a merged idea: A smarter auto schedule: If you have a tweet scheduled for 5p,. but you tweet at 4:55, it bumps the 5pm tweet to 5:30, to space it out  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Lock & Shuffle, Shuffle & Lock (for Autoschedule)  ·   · 
    Nick AndersonNick Anderson shared a merged idea: Add the ability to choose "impact" metric when autoscheduling messages  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Auto schedule customization  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: When auto-scheduling a tweet that starts or ends with #FF the tweet should be autoscheduled for best time the coming Friday.  ·   · 
    VIshalVIshal shared a merged idea: Auto Schedule  ·   · 
    DavidDavid shared a merged idea: give more user control to AutoSchedule.  ·   · 
    John BackesJohn Backes shared a merged idea: Autoschedule - allow scheduling parameters (like having "hours of operation," either on an account basis or for each stream...)  ·   · 
    Dave BondesonDave Bondeson shared a merged idea: Allow users to set a daily limit for auto-scheduled posts.  ·   · 
    Gemma DuffillGemma Duffill shared a merged idea: I love the autoscheduler but the internet is an international 24/7 thing - I'd like the option for the posts to be autoscheduled 24/7  ·   · 
    Andrew GrossmanAndrew Grossman shared a merged idea: give users the ability to create office hours within the auto-schedule feature.  ·   · 
    Annie GrahamAnnie Graham shared a merged idea: Auto-Schedule with order of importance.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Let people customize auto-scheduling of Tweets i.e. max of 3 per day or don't Tweet on weekends  ·   · 
    Francis MartinFrancis Martin shared a merged idea: To have a setting on the AutoScheduler to increase the number of retweets like doubling them up max.  ·   · 
    Joey BairdJoey Baird shared a merged idea: Allow the use of the autoschedule feature for days in the future.  ·   · 
    shreefshreef shared a merged idea: adding ability to set a minimum spacing time in AutoScheduling as it is un useful without it  ·   · 
    Tara DeMarcoTara DeMarco shared a merged idea: Pre-set a auto-schedule for posts, like Buffer  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: The new Auto Schedule is great, but please let me also select a date.  ·   · 
    ZohebZoheb shared a merged idea: Set a max number of auto tweets per day  ·   · 
    under review  ·  TravisAdminTravis (Admin, Hootsuite) responded  · 

    Hi everyone! Thank you for waiting.

    As you may have noticed, we’ve recently released some updates to the HootSuite Autoscheduler. These updates will allow for customizing how many posts to be scheduled, what time frame to schedule them in, and what days of the week to schedule them for.

    To find these Autoschedule options, click the gear icon next to the Autoschedule on/off toggle in the compose window or head to Settings>Autoschedule.

    If you wish to learn more, please head to

    We’ll be keeping this feedback post open to let you know about any new additions to the HootSuite Autoscheduler as they become available.

    Thanks for using HootSuite!
    Travis | Customer Support – Technical Lead | @HootSuite_Help


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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was told by Hootsuite to add my suggestion there:

        There should be a way to designate importance to certain posts when using hootsuite auto schedule. For many organizations using it, some posts are just article updates but other posts are promoting original user content which have obvious higher priority so there should be a way to designate which posts get more precedence for auto schedule

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you want to schedule your posts from e.g. 3 PM to 2 AM in the night, this is not possible. You need 24 hours in each box to allow free scheduling. I live in Europe but post to a US best time to tweet schedule. AS the US is 9 hours behind our time zone, I need to schedule like described.
        Try to enter such a schedule and you will find out that your developers ignored this scenario, which is very common for all customers doing business in other timezones.

      • S HorrocksS Horrocks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        auto scheduler seems to have a phobia about posting between 6pm and 12am (or between 12am and about 8am).

        If I set it to schedule 24 hours, it doesnt not schedule for those 24 hours. It avoids certain times, as I posted above.

        So then I narrow the times - for example, I just set it to schedule between 6pm and 12am. But it hates posting at these times so much, it just puts one at 12am, then another at 12:05am.. etc

        Why is hootsuite geared to hate certain times? And why does auto scheduler not override this?

      • Pavani ReddyPavani Reddy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a great solution and can only be made better if you may customize between accounts. Meaning 2 per day between 8am and 6pm for the Facebook account ad 4 per day between 9am and 4pm for the Twitter account.

      • Donovan WarrenDonovan Warren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current Autoschedule settings are not granular enough. There is a setting only to limit how many posts/day and which days of the week, but not how frequently the postings are scheduled. The setting should include a third option, "posts must be" x "number of minutes apart" or something to that effect.

      • Sophie DavisSophie Davis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Am I the only one having major problems with the new autoschedule settings?? No matter what I set them to, the posts go totally rogue, not limiting to a certain number per day, or posting at off times. For instance, this afternoon I composed five posts, and set them to autoschedule. My autoschedule settings are set to 3 posts/day, between 7am and 10pm. The posts I scheduled are actually set to post at: 12:00 a.m., 12:05 a.m., 12:05 a.m. (yes, two different posts are scheduled on the same networks at the same time), 12:15 a.m., and 12:15 a.m.

        Help, please!! This has been an issue ever since the addition of the settings!

      • CarolinaCarolina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


        I've just find this blog, and i was so exciting to find out that now you can regulate how many post go out in autoschedule, but i also find out that you can only post 10 post per day... my client likes more that 10 post, this is because we use Hootsuite mostly for Twitter and we like to send at least 20 tweets per day. Is this going to change? am i going to be able to post more than 10 post in autoschedule?

        Thanks for the update though.

      • Christopher SearlesChristopher Searles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to combine a few of the comments into a way to use this feature I think would work really well. The ability to customize by platform is essential, I'm sure most users want to post more frequently to Twitter than Facebook. I'd like to see an option to repeat posts (I sometimes like to post updates to Twitter more than once to get them seen. Future date scheduling is extremely important, but I think a better way to organize the feature would be to have a setting to auto-schedule out 1 post / day for a certain number of days (week?) and as the 8th post is scheduled, the second would move from the next day to the current day.

        In the end, this is probably my most-used feature but I would really like to be able to customize just about every aspect of it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The new options are not customizable by platform. This would be ideal, as I prefer to post up to 10 times on Twitter, but maybe only 2-3 times on Facebook each day. Also, the times of day that my users engage with each platform is different. I'd like to see an option to customize each day for each platform, and also space out by "must have 2 hours between posts" or similar option. Additionally, autoscheduling for future dates rather than just the day of.

      • Momchil AnachkovMomchil Anachkov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IMO the users shoud have the option to set a pre-defined schedule like another social media managemant app which i won't mention here.

        That way you can build your schedule once based on whatever criteria you have in mind and then just write your updates/posts/tweets/etc.

      • Eric ChanEric Chan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really interested in the autoschedule feature but currently not using it.

        I would really like a feature to autoschedule message groups instead of just individual messages i.e. posting on Facebook and Google Plus at the same time.

        This serves to transmit a consistent message across different social networks.

        Alternative: Allow the autoschedule algorithm to recommend ideal posting times and leave it to managers to decide the actual time.

      • LaurenLauren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        p.s. I think this update is a start but besides the multiple posts per day issue I think we all want to be able to select the day and then let it select the time! Right everyone??

      • April MacLeanApril MacLean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, please add the option to autoschedule on future dates! I want to schedule all my social media monday morning and it totally defeats the purpose.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please adjust Auto-Scheduler so I can "auto schedule" on future dates. Thank you!

      • ShandiShandi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to let the auto scheduler choose the time, but I want to choose the day. Being able to schedule the day is very important for most of my Tweets, but I still could use help with the best time.

      • NickNick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How many posts does it take for an action to be taken? Seems like this has a lot of votes and has been open for a long time.

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